Today's Local News

US 2013 Corn Exports Predicted to be Down

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:24 am

The USDA released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Friday, predicting that US 2013 corn exports will be down, due to increased competition largely from Brazil, but also from Mexico, India, and the Ukraine.

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4-H Fire Up Creates Excitement

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:23 am

The Washington County 4-H Council and the Washington County Extension Office sponsored a 4-H fire up event over the weekend.

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Watch Iowa Senate Live

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:22 am

A new resource allows Iowans to watch the state legislature live, without traveling to the Capitol.

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Religious Season of Lent Begins

Posted: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Today begins the Lenten season, an important part of the Christian calendar.

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Washington Page

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Today Erin Rugg, with the Washington County Obesity Prevention Task Force, talks about the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge designed for kids.

Contracts Renewed, Amended at Washington County Board Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

During a brief Washington County board meeting, contracts were renewed and amended.

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Washington Council Holding Final Budget Work Session

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Washington City Council will meet in special session to discuss the budget this evening.

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Search Underway for Mid-Prairie’s Next High School Principle

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:24 am

Mid-Prairie School District has begun their search for new principals.

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Race Rolls Into Washington

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am
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The Flying Pigs Roller Race was held Sunday at Bodywrx Fitness Center.

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Washington County Inmate Detained for ICE

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A Washington County inmate is being held for deportation, following his arrest for drunk driving.

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Hunters Safety Courses Offered

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering two hunters safety courses in Washington County.

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Readiness Certification Available at Upcoming State Tournaments

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Students attending the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines this week and the upcoming State Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments have a chance to not only enjoy the competitions, but to also further their careers at the same time.

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Washington Page

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Today, Pastor Maureen Howard with Immanuel Lutheran in Washington joins us to talk about the season of Lent.

Washington County Recieves Above Average Precipitation in January

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:25 am

The Department of Natural Resources has released its most recent water summary data for the state of Iowa.

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Washington Pacing Well on Winter Road Supplies Budget

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

While the weather so far this year has been typical of an Iowa winter with cold temperatures and some snow and freezing rain, the city of Washington is pacing well ahead of budget for salt and sand supplies.

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Washington Board to Consider Union Contract

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:24 am

With negotiations taken care of, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is expected to sign off on a union contract tomorrow.

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Discussion on Kalona and Mid-Prairie Joint Venture Begins

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:23 am

A committee has been formed to look at the community’s interest in creating a shared building between the City of Kalona and Mid-Prairie School District.

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8 Weeks Left in 10 Week Challenge

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:22 am

With two weeks completed and eight more to go, Washington County continues the 10 Week Wellness Challenge.

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Area Counties Host Food Safety Workshop

Posted: Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 6:21 am

A post-harvest handling and food safety workshop for fruit and vegetable growers is coming to eastern Iowa.

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Washington City Council Holding Special Meeting

Posted: Sunday, February 10th, 2013 at 6:26 am

The Washington City Council has another special session this week to do regular city business and to discuss next year’s budget.  

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